Just a couple weeks hence, a buzzing report stated that Microsoft was conducting $10 billion acquisition talks with Discord. However, the problem came to an abrupt close, with Discord ending all acquisition talks with outside parties reportedly. Today, a surprise announcement from Sony CEO and President, Jim Ryan reveals that Discord has forged a partnership indeed. Year beginning early next, Discord’s widely-used communication services will be built-into the PlayStation social experience.
In a post published on the Sony Interactive Entertainment website, Ryan dove in to the importance of the brand new agreement with Discord and how both companies share similar socially-focused philosophies:
At PlayStation, we’re constantly searching for new methods to enable players round the global world for connecting collectively, form new communities and friendships, and share fun experiences and lasting memories. It’s in this spirit that excited to announce a fresh partnership with Discord we’re, month all over the world the communication service popularized by gamers and utilized by a lot more than 140 million people every…From our initial conversation with co-founders Jason Stan and Citron Vishnevskiy, I was inspired by their lifelong love for gaming and our teams’ shared passion to greatly help bring friends and communities together in new ways. Empowering players to generate communities and revel in shared gaming experiences reaches the center of what we do, so we have been beyond excited to start out this journey with among the world’s hottest communication services.
Ryan also stated that Discord will undoubtedly be arriving at PlayStation consoles and also the mobile app at some time early next year, meaning that you’ll have the ability to talk to friends easier than previously.
Furthermore, Ryan announced that Sony has made a minority investment into Discord’s Series H round. The move demonstrates  further;the company’s financial stake in Discord’s future.
I, for just one, am looking towards finally playing crossplay titles with my PC friends and having the ability to use my headset to talk to them while also hearing the in-game audio. It could also be pretty cool to start out Spotify listening parties with friends while on PlayStation, but we’ll need to wait and see if that feature is in the cards.
How will you experience the Sony-Discord partnership? Searching to the PlayStation communications reconstruction/overhaul forward? Tell us down in the comments section!